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SEVEN new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the Hywel Dda health board area – none in Pembrokeshire – according to today’s figures (Thursday, May 13).

Public Health Wales data shows that there were five new cases in Carmarthenshire, zero in Pembrokeshire, and two in Ceredigion.

Across Wales, 59 new cases have been confirmed, with one new Covid-19 death reported.

The total number of cases in Wales is now 212,041 with 5,558 deaths.

No new deaths were recorded in the Hywel Dda area, with the total standing at 477 throughout the pandemic.

The total number of cases across the three counties is now 16,063 – 10,799 in Carmarthenshire, 3,480 in Pembrokeshire, and 1,784 in Ceredigion.

There have been 14,456 tests carried out since the last report.

Across Wales, 1,975,820 have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and 877,756 a second dose.

In Hywel Dda, 342,919 vaccinations have been administered up until May 12, with 18,281 in the last seven days.

In Carmarthenshire 111,449 first doses have been administered, and 50,630-second doses, Pembrokeshire has seen 76,106 first dose appointments and 33,654-second dose and in Ceredigion 42,683 first doses have been given as well as 18,979-second doses.

Dr. Eleri Davies, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said:

“From tomorrow, Friday 14 May, Public Health Wales will no longer be publishing a daily statement every day.  This statement is the final daily statement to be published.

“Going forward, news relating to the pandemic will be communicated to the public via the News section of the Public Health Wales website, and to the media via press releases.

“These changes will not affect our surveillance dashboard, which will continue to report six days a week.  Our social media posts announcing case numbers and deaths will also continue.

“We will maintain the ability to reintroduce the daily statement if necessary”

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